Wednesday, February 22, 2017

I May Have a Scrap Problem... Some Inspiration!

Hi, all!

It's time for another scrappy post, but today I am driving to Savannah, GA for QuiltCon 2017 - I'm so excited! - so I'm just going to share some inspiration with you today.  

First of all, I want to be sure you have a chance to see this fabulous post by Kat of Kat & Cat Quilts.  If you don't know Kat already, she is the brains behind Covered In Love, which was one of our Hands2Help charities last year.  She is also, by choice, a scrappy quilter, and she has a great idea for using up some of those precious small scraps that we hoard...


Bookmarks!  What a great idea!  Her technique is very simple and you can read all about it here.

And here are some pretties I've seen on Pinterest this week - lovely quilts one and all!


Isn't this a cool way to do a charm quilt?  I love the focus point the white squares give this one...


And I have long wanted to do a bookshelf quilt, but wasn't willing to commit to the "realistic" look - and yet I really love the way this one looks!  Less realism, but still gets its point across! And oh, the color!!


I love the background color in these next two - grays can make all those beautiful scraps really POP!


And this one just makes me smile!  You can make this using either four mini-charm packs, or by cutting one regular charm pack in to quarters - a great way to use up that random charm pack you've got sitting in your stash!  

You can find the links for all of these quilts and more on my "Oh Scrap!" Pinterest page - click here to go there!

So - - - do you feel inspired now?  I'm thinking about taking my sewing machine with me to Savannah - wonder if I'll have time to do any sewing???

Hugs!

Sarah

14 comments:

  1. Oh, that last quilt you shared with the grey background and the charm pack is GENIUS. I mean ... I always thought, a single charm pack is pretty useless, even for a baby quilt you probably need 2 charm packs, right? But that quilt ... simple, elegant, and so smart!

    And have fun at QuiltCon. I'm so envious! I wish I can go. Maybe next year.

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  2. Enjoy the time away, and taking your machine? Really? Those quilts are lovely, the top one, with blocks in colours, and white, what a way to show off the design.

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  3. Thanks for the link! Great scrappy quilts you've found there! Have fun at quilt con :)

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  4. Now that bookshelf quilt is one I'd like to do! I agree -- the colors! I also have gray in my stash, so those two gray background quilts are great inspiration! Wendy at piecefulthoughts@gmail.com

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  5. Fun inspiration! Have a wonderful time at Quilt Con :-)

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  6. inspired? for sure....off to rev up the old viking!

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  7. I love the one that looks like a trip around the world quilt.

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  8. There are a couple of ideas that I really like on this post.

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  9. I have a scrap problem too. Some cute scrap quilts.

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  10. I too have a scrap problem, but that is ok because my favorite quilts are scrap quilts. I guess they just have "character". If you take your machine with you, you might not use it, but if you don't take it, you might wish you had! I am sure you have already had those thoughts. Oh, what to do! Have fun!

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  11. Don't take your machine. Savannah is a lovely walking town. It seems every square has some monument or fountain or both. If you must, bring some hand work.

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  12. I love the thought of a not-quite-bookshelf quilt! I've always admired them too but haven't been willing to commit the time and mental energy to create one. This looks like a good compromise. And I think that Trip Around the World with the white 'trip' might be just what I need to use up my random 3.5" squares!

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  13. I love the quilt in the picture at the top of your blog. Is it mentioned anywhere in your blog? Just curious. Love how sweet and generous you are with your quilts. This world needs more people like you.

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  14. I definitely have a scrap problem... But scraps do make beautiful quilts!!!

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